“Education is for improving the lives of others and for living your community and world better than you found it.” – Marian Wright Edelman
Shri Anurag Tripathi, IRPS, Secretary, CBSE inaugurated the SAI Science Park and the in-house virtual radio station, Orange 99.9 at SAI International School on Friday, January 11, 2019. Among others present on the occasion were Dr Biswajit Saha, Director, Skill Education & Training, CBSE, Shri Thongkholet Mate, Regional Officer, CBSE, Dr. Bijoy K Sahoo, Chairman, SAI International, Shri Harish Sanduja, Principal, teachers, students and staff of SAI International School.
The visiting officials also toured SAI Angan and interacted with teachers and students. Shri Tripathi highly appreciated the Play School and said that each component of the building speaks about the kind of nurturing the children have as they all look so happy and lively. He also applauded the innovative infrastructure of the school where the walls, the corridors, the classroom and each single place portrays an interesting story appealing the students. He added that these creativities attract the students to the school and make it a place for joyful learning.
SAI International School hosted an interactive workshop on new Examination & Evaluation process to be followed in 2019 Board Examination by CBSE, on the same day. It commenced with a highly enriching training session which aimed at developing a better guideline system of evaluation. It was conducted by Ms.Singh and attended by 900 educationists including 187 Principals from various CBSE-affiliated Schools of Bhubaneswar Region (States like Odisha, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh). A brainstorming session on evaluation process of examination was conducted and the findings were discussed later in the day with the top officials from CBSE.
Shri Tripathi in his address asked the teachers to take the process of evaluation of marksheets in a serious manner to reduce the variations to the minimum. He also inspired them to attend trainings and workshops at regular intervals to equip themselves to become ideal teachers. He outlined the five major verticals of education like giving emphasis to experiential learning, imbibing values in the students, wellness of students or developing a passion for learning in them and trying out ways to develop life skills in the children.
Dr.Saha said that conditioning of one’s mind reflects in the checking of papers and so one needs to condition it with adequate knowledge as well as with integrity and honesty. He shared some of the major ways which can aid in streamlining the examination system like assessing the examiners to identify the lacunas and providing training to weed those out,
Highlighting the importance of education Dr. Sahoo said that education and development are directly corelated and so it is immensely important for a country to invest heavily into its education system. He shared Odisha was once known for Pushpagiri Mahavihara, considered as ancient Indian higher learning institution parallel to the Nalanda, Vikramshila and Takshila universities and added that Bhubaneswar is soon going to be one of the prominent educational hubs of the country and bring back the lost glory. Shri Sanduja applauded the assemblage for the highly energising workshop and thanked all the guests for being open to learning.